It was a very lucky day for Mazatlán when Glen Rogers decided to make her home here. That was about ten years ago. She has been an energetic, driving force in this community who has helped make Mazatlán the art destination it is today. She created the First Friday Art Walk and has a wonderful gallery, Luna Arte Contemporaneo. She is a talented painter, monoprint artist, teacher and sculptor and she is always having interesting ideas that bring together artists and spark ideas.
This weekend on the short block just a half block from her gallery they are printing wood cut prints in the street. Called Steamroller Printing, twenty artists created large wood blocks with their own Day of the Dead inspired artworks. They printed all day today (Friday) and will be printing Saturday and Sunday from 9 – 4pm on Calle Aurora between Ninos Heroes and Belisario Dominguez.
The wood pieces are inked up, laid on the ground and covered with material or paper and then run over with the steamroller. The ones printed on material will be stapled to wood frames and carried in the callejoneada on the Day of the Dead. The paper ones will be part of the Luna art opening next Wednesday, October 31 from 6-8 pm. Don’t miss it!
Below is a short video of the printing of Arturo’s woodcut.